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Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
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The Success of English Land Tax Administration 1643–1733

Authors: Pierpoint, Stephen

  • Attempts to rehabilitate land taxes in the growth of the English state
  • Describes the distinctive response to parliamentary legislation in the three case study areas Challenges the judgment that the period after the Revolution is one of administrative decline for land taxesHighlights the remarkable consistency of tax revenue flows in early eighteenth-century London and the importance of biannual financial cycles to the fiscal process
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About this book

This book provides a thorough review of early English land taxes of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It is a polemical work which is critical of the institutional English state narratives including Brewer’s ‘Sinews of Power’ and North and Weingast’s ‘credible commitment’ and some established works in the field particularly Ward’s ‘The English Land Tax in the Eighteenth-Century’ which is subject to a highly detailed critique. The book proposes that although this was a time of tension, with an English population divided by political and religious affiliations, unprecedented amounts of taxation were still collected. This was achieved by ceding immediate process ownership to local governors whilst arming them with clear success criteria, well-designed processes and innovative legislation targeted on a growing and commercialized economy. An important development was the state’s increasing ability to coordinate tax-gathering activities across the country. This book will be of interest to financial historians, academics, and researchers.  

About the authors

Stephen Pierpoint is a former tax manager in the oil industry and tax inspector. He is currently an Honorary Research Associate affiliated to the Bartlett School, University College London.  His current book is based on his Cambridge PhD thesis, but he has wide interests and has also written on the British Neolithic and Bronze Age. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-53

    Pierpoint, Stephen

  • Legislation for a New Tax on Land

    Pages 55-93

    Pierpoint, Stephen

  • Fiscal Innovation and Local Response 1643–1680

    Pages 95-195

    Pierpoint, Stephen

  • After the Glorious Revolution

    Pages 197-300

    Pierpoint, Stephen

  • Four Detailed Examples of Post-Revolutionary Administrative Improvement and Resilience

    Pages 301-343

    Pierpoint, Stephen

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Success of English Land Tax Administration 1643–1733
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90260-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90260-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90259-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07977-2
Series ISSN
2662-5164
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 400
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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